Game Sales Down From Last Year
Game sales fell about 8 percent this year compared to the previous year. The data was collected from the top 3 gaming markets, the United States, Japan, and the UK. Even though the gaming sector as a whole declined, it could have been much worse if not for Modern Warfare 2, which sold nearly 12 million copies. Other top games included Wii Fit and Wii Sports Resort. The news isn't all bad, however, as a good portion of the drop in sales can be attributed to the 57% decrease in sales of PS2 games. The PS2 has been out for almost 10 years, and many gamers have likely moved on to newer consoles.